Nominations for the 2021 BAFTA Awards


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has just finished announcing their nominees, and it's certainly fair to say that it's not exactly what was expected. Leading the way are "Nomadland" and "Rocks" with seven nominations each, followed by "The Father," Mank," "Minari," and "Promising Young Woman" with six.


Where to even begin? The acting nominations were all over the place and included multiple surprises, including Alan Kim for "Minari," Adarsh Gourav for "The White Tiger," and other nominees from "Rocks" and "Calm with Horses," two films that most have probably not heard of. The biggest and most notable snub here was seeing Carey Mulligan miss for her extraordinary performance in "Promising Young Woman," made even stranger by the fact that the film received so many other nods.


The Director category was another big shocker, with surprise appearances from Thomas Vinterberg for "Another Round," Shannon Murphy for "Babyteeth" (the film's only nod), Jasmila Žbanić for "Quo Vadis, Aida?", and Sarah Gavron for "Rocks". No David Fincher, Emerald Fennell, or Aaron Sorkin.


Suffice it to say, I think it's safe to assume that the Oscar nominations are going to look very different from these. It looks like "Nomadland" is the clear favorite to win here, just like it's been doing everywhere, but we'll just have to wait until the ceremony on April 11th to find out.


In the meantime, please see below for a list of this morning's BAFTA nominations:


Best Film

  • The Father – Philippe Carcassonne, Jean-Louis Livi, David Parfitt

  • The Mauritanian – Tbc

  • Nomadland – Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances Mcdormand, Peter Spears, Chloé Zhao

  • Promising Young Woman – Ben Browning, Emerald Fennell, Ashley Fox, Josey Mcnamara

  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7 – Stuart Besser, Marc Platt

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

  • Calm With Horses – Nick Rowland, Daniel Emmerson, Joe Murtagh

  • The Dig – Simon Stone, Gabrielle Tana, Moira Buffini

  • The Father – Florian Zeller, Philippe Carcassone, Jean-Louis Livi, David Parfitt, Christopher Hampton

  • His House – Remi Weekes, Martin Gentles, Edward Kings, Roy Lee

  • Limbo – Ben Sharrock, Irune Gurtubai, Angus Lamont

  • The Mauritanian – Kevin Macdonald, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, M.B. Traven

  • Mogul Mowgli – Bassam Tariq, Riz Ahmed, Thomas Benski, Bennett Mcghee

  • Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Josey Mcnamara

  • Rocks – Sarah Gavron, Ameenah Ayub Allen, Faye Ward, Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson

  • Saint Maud – Rose Glass, Andrea Cornwell, Oliver Kassman

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

  • His House – Remi Weekes (Writer/Director)

  • Limbo – Ben Sharrock (Writer/Director), Irune Gurtubai (Producer) [Also Produced By Angus Lamont]

  • Moffie – Jack Sidey (Writer/Producer) [Also Written By Oliver Hermanus And Produced By Eric Abraham]

  • Rocks – Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (Writers)

  • Saint Maud – Rose Glass (Writer/Director), Oliver Kassman (Producer) [Also Produced By Andrea Cornwell]

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Another Round – Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen

  • Dear Comrades! – Andrei Konchalovsky, Alisher Usmanov

  • Les Misérables – Ladj Ly

  • Minari 0 Lee Isaac Chung, Christina Oh

  • Quo Vadis, Aida? – Jasmila Žbanić, Damir Ibrahimovich

ANIMATED FILM

  • Onward – Dan Scanlon, Kori Rae

  • Soul – Pete Docter, Dana Murray

  • Wolfwalkers – Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young

DIRECTOR

  • Another Round – Thomas Vinterberg

  • Babyteeth – Shannon Murphy

  • Minari – Lee Isaac Chung

  • Nomadland – Chloé Zhao

  • Quo Vadis, Aida? – Jasmila Žbanić

  • Rocks – Sarah Gavron

LEADING ACTRESS

  • Bukky Bakray – Rocks

  • Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version

  • Vanessa Kirby – Pieces Of A Woman

  • Frances Mcdormand – Nomadland

  • Wunmi Mosaku – His House

  • Alfre Woodard – Clemency

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Niamh Algar – Calm With Horses

  • Kosar Ali – Rocks

  • Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

  • Dominique Fishback – Judas And The Black Messiah

  • Ashley Madekwe – County Lines

  • Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari

LEADING ACTOR

  • Riz Ahmed – Sound Of Metal

  • Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

  • Adarsh Gourav – The White Tiger

  • Anthony Hopkins – The Father

  • Mads Mikkelsen – Another Round

  • Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Daniel Kaluuya – Judas And The Black Messiah

  • Barry Keoghan – Calm With Horses

  • Alan Kim – Minari

  • Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night In Miami…

  • Clarke Peters – Da 5 Bloods

  • Paul Raci – Sound Of Metal

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Another Round – Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg

  • Mank – Jack Fincher

  • Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

  • Rocks – Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson

  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7 – Aaron Sorkin

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • The Dig – Moira Buffini

  • The Father – Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller

  • The Mauritanian – Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, M.B. Traven

  • Nomadland – Chloé Zhao

  • The White Tiger – Ramin Bahrani

ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Mank – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

  • Minari – Emile Mosseri

  • News Of The World – James Newton Howard

  • Promising Young Woman – Anthony Willis

  • Soul – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

CASTING

  • Calm With Horses – Shaheen Baig

  • Judas And The Black Messiah – Alexa L. Fogel

  • Minari – Julia Kim

  • Promising Young Woman – Lindsay Graham Ahanonu, Mary Vernieu

  • Rocks – Lucy Pardee

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Judas And The Black Messiah – Sean Bobbitt

  • Mank – Erik Messerschmidt

  • The Mauritanian – Alwin H. Küchler

  • News Of The World – Dariusz Wolski

  • Nomadland – Joshua James Richards

EDITING

  • The Father – Yorgos Lamprinos

  • Nomadland – Chloé Zhao

  • Promising Young Woman – Frédéric Thoraval

  • Sound Of Metal – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7 – Alan Baumgarten

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • The Dig – Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald

  • The Father – Peter Francis, Cathy Featherstone

  • Mank – Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale

  • News Of The World – David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan

  • Rebecca – Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Ammonite – Michael O’connor

  • The Dig – Alice Babidge

  • Emma – Alexandra Byrne

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ann Roth

  • Mank – Trish Summerville

DOCUMENTARY

  • COLLECTIVE Alexander Nanau

  • DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET Alastair Fothergill, Jonnie Hughes, Keith Scholey

  • THE DISSIDENT Bryan Fogel, Thor Halvorssen, Mark Monroe, Jake Swantko

  • MY OCTOPUS TEACHER Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, Craig Foster

  • THE SOCIAL DILEMMA Jeff Orlowski, Larissa Rhodes

MAKE UP & HAIR

  • The Dig Jenny Shircore

  • Hillbilly Elegy Patricia Dehaney, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Matiki Anoff, Larry M. Cherry, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal

  • Mank Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams

  • Pinocchio Mark Coulier

SOUND

  • Greyhound – Tbc

  • News Of The World – Michael Fentum, William Miller, Mike Prestwood Smith, John Pritchett, Oliver Tarney

  • Nomadland – Sergio Diaz, Zach Seivers, M. Wolf Snyder

  • Soul – Coya Elliott, Ren Klyce, David Parker

  • Sound Of Metal – Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Greyhound – Pete Bebb, Nathan Mcguinness, Sebastian Von Overheidt

  • The Midnight Sky – Matt Kasmir, Chris Lawrence, David Watkins

  • Mulan – Sean Faden, Steve Ingram, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury

  • The One And Only Ivan – Santiago Colomo Martinez, Nick Davis, Greg Fisher

  • Tenet – Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

  • The Fire Next Time – Renaldho Pelle, Yanling Wang, Kerry Jade Kolbe

  • The Owl And The Pussycat – Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf

  • The Song Of A Lost Boy – Daniel Quirke, Jamie Macdonald, Brid Arnstein

EE RISING STAR AWARD

  • Bukky Bakray

  • Conrad KHan

  • Kingsley Ben-Adir

  • Morfydd Clark

  • Ṣope Dirisu

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